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BEACON Ballfields Exclusive Weekly Tips ! ( June’17 ) !

June 12, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

With 2 or 3 different surfaces, baseball and softball fields are unique.Anywhere the infield skin or warning track come in contact with turfgrass is where “lips” can form. If this happens, it is not only bad for playability, it affects proper drainage. As a result, many problems with an infield can be traced back to poorly managed lips.

Lips you can easily manage are called “loose lips” because there is not a severe buildup and the soil has loosely accumulated. If your field has large lip buildup that is easily detected visually, it’s likely these lips are severe enough to require some degree of renovation. For manageable “loose lips” it’s best to catch them while the displaced material is still laying fresh in the turf — before rain or irrigation has glued them in place. There are many ways to remove these loose lips and several hand tools can do the trick, including a leaf rake, medium-bristled push broom, backpack blower, or a power broom. Learn all about these different methods for removing lips at the Groundskeeper University lesson Module 103. Lip Management: How to Remove Lips

Visit Ballfields.com frequently for tips & articles andGroundskeeperU.com for online training.

Softball Pitcher’s Circle Kit — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! Create the perfect softball pitcher’s circle — it’s quick and easy. There is no measuring and no need to scribe the circle. Simply attached the Pitcher’s Circle Kit cable to your Streamlinerchalker and pin the other end to the front center of the pitcher’s rubber.  Exclusive Softball Pitcher’s Circle Kit for Streamliners, use circle10 during checkout (offer valid thru June 18).

Cocoa Mat Hand Drag — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! A perfect finish. The Cocoa Mat Hand Drag seemingly floats over topdressing for a pro-style finish — without displacing topdressing or soil. Choose from 4′ or 6′ widths. Exclusive Cocoa Mat Hand Drag, use co10 during checkout (offer valid thru June 18).

Open Box ITEM OF THE WEEK

Open Box Item — Youth Anchor for Hollywood Double Stanchion Pitching Rubber — 63% OFF!   Huge savings on this youth anchor. This replacement anchor for youth pitching rubber is Compatible with the Hollywood Double Stanchion pitching rubber. Sold as anchor only. Like-new condition. Youth Anchor for Hollywood Double Stanchion Pitching Rubber

ONLINE TRAINING for Staff & Volunteers

COMPLETELY FREE & MOBILE FRIENDLY. We’ve relaunched the web’s premier online field maintenance training tool, Groundskeeper University. Our goal is to bring professional training directly to you and your staff. But that means it has to be done right. Learn the tried & true practices of the pros. Our dedicated online resources by groundskeepers for groundskeepers are available in whichever format works for you: blog articles, online field dimensions, innovative products and training at Groundskeeper U. Whatever you need for your ballfield, think Beacon. 

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